New Haven (WTNH) - Spring is in the air, and this is a beautiful weekend to get outinto the garden and start planting. Even if you didn't plan aheadand get those bulbs in the ground last year, you can make yourgarden look like you did.
Lifestyle expert Mar Jennings joined Good Morning ConnecticutWeekend once again this morning to show us how.
The following was written by MarJennings:
Spring is the perfect time to jumpstart the flowering season,and what better way than a powerful display of bulbs in thegarden.
Here in Connecticut, as the ground begins to defrost and onegets the first smell of the rich soil, my collection of daffodils,tulips and grape hyacinths have begun to break through. I can neverhave enough. This is the perfect time to get back in the garden andbegin to plant more. That said, you may be more familiar withplanting bulbs in the fall rather than the spring.
My grandmother was a master at pre-season planting. Minutesafter you gave her Easter flowers, she was out in the garden in herhouse dress planting them.
Today, with the overwhelming selection of holiday bulb flowersavailable to us around Easter or Passover, your options are endlessand perfect for transplanting in the garden. I always begin myjourney at the local garden center to see what's new and takeadvantage of any sales they may have. Spring is the perfect time toadd even more color and interest to any garden bed. Last year Iexpanded my front garden bed and will finally address it this year.It's the perfect opportunity to "get in and get out" with no longgardening commitment. What do I mean? Grab an old beach towel and aflat of bulbs and begin to add the fresh colors of spring. No needto worry if old man winter decides to revisit; these newly plantedbulbs will survive no matter how quickly the weather may change.You can find real deals if you wait for the sales as bulbs thathave already bloomed into flowers will be marked down.
This quick spring project does not even require a change ofclothes as the idea is to stay neat and clean while kneeling on thetowel. With a trowel and disposable gloves you are ready to begin.Because no wardrobe change or cleanup is required, you'll be donein no time. Enjoy the process and the fast results. People willthink you planted them in the fall. Water and enjoy them year afteryear.
These bulbs are perfect for this spring project:
- Daffodils Crocus
- Hyacinths Snowdrop
- Grape Hyacinths
Let the fresh spring cool air and sunny days motivate you to"get in and get out."
For more great projects you can do inside and out of your home,visit Mar's website at www.marjennings.com
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